November sketch challenge

Hi, and welcome to my blog.

We are just one month away from Christmas now – what a year this has been. Some will be putting up their decorations early, and who can blame them? I think we are all in need of some joy and happiness.

November is my hostess month at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, and the first challenge of the new month is always a sketch. I used the rule of thirds to help me design the sketch and it gives an opportunity to make a pretty cluster ….

And it was a great opportunity to use up some paper scraps too!

I chose these pretty, glittered paper scraps and played around with colours before deciding on these – I’ve had in my scrap bin for such a long time, but they were too good to toss in the bin! I topped them with a glittered die cut and some red sparkly gems too …

A stamped sentiment popped up on dimensionals, completed my design.

Hope you like my sketch and card for this week. We would love you to join us over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown – why not have a go and share your card with us?

I for one, have been preparing for Christmas myself, and have started my annual cleaning ritual. As a child, my mum wouldn’t let us put up a decoration before the windows had been cleaned, the curtains washed, ironed and rehung, and the whole place given a clean and polish. As a child, I couldn’t understand why – I just wanted to jump right into the good stuff! But as an adult – I get it. I feel better knowing the house is shining like a bright new pin, and can relax and enjoy dressing the tree.

Hope you have a good week.

5 Comments to “November sketch challenge”

  1. A wonderful interpretation of the sketch!

  2. quelle charmante idée pour mettre en valeur ces si jolis papiers Gill, très belle carte, moderne et chic, biz

  3. Your card is wonderfully fresh and crisp! I love the poinsettia die – who makes it? Thanks for a great sketch you’ve set for us to play with.

  4. Love all the pretty red diecuts!

  5. What a beautiful card you made and you made perfectly sketch :-))

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